Who plays centre midfield?
Chelsea are in dire straits when it comes to squad numbers anyway, but with Cesc Fabregas getting a red card in the second half, they really are going to struggle for another player there against Spurs.
When Fabregas went off, Andreas Christensen slotted into the role, but there is no way that is a long term option. With Gary Cahill sent off as well, surely David Luiz will have to play at the back at Wembley.
For that leaves academy player Kyle Scott, who was on the bench this afternoon, but surely that is too big a step for him to make for the next game.
Conte has a serious selection headache on his hands, and unless he brings in a midfielder by next week (Danny Drinkwater), then Chelsea really are struggling.
Why no Alvaro Morata?
Morata made a massive difference when he entered the fray, as in complete comparison to Michy Batshuayi, everything he touched seemed to come off and he looked a bright spark.
Antonio Conte stated that he didn’t think Morata was quite ready to start, however from the looks of it the Spaniard was hungry to impress and he certainly did that as soon as he walked on to the pitch.
To not start him seemed strange, and then not to bring him on at half-time when the team are already 3-0 down seemed even stranger.
He has to start on Sunday at Wembley, and you fear that Batshuayi may have lost his grip on the starting spot for now.
Antonio Conte cutting a forlorn figure
There weren’t many times last season that you saw Antonio Conte really looking despondent on the sidelines, but that first half was as bad as you could possibly have seen him.
Donning a full tracksuit, away from his usual sharp suit, and there was something different about his mannerisms, as though he knew he was in for a really tough test this afternoon.
It wasn’t until the second half, when he was truly riled by the referee’s performance and his team almost got back into the match that we saw the Conte from last season.
But just like his team, it was too little, too late in the end to stop a really difficult defeat.
Tottenham a huge, huge game
That sounds like the most ridiculous statement ever, I’ll accept that, but after today it couldn’t really get any bigger.
Spurs’ first game at Wembley should be a nervous one for Tottenham, but looking at the way that Chelsea played the Spurs team are probably licking their lips to get going.
Some big names will be missing from the game and Tottenham, as long as they come through Newcastle unscathed, will most likely be full strength.
If today’s first half is anything to go by, it could be a difficult day for the Blues at Wembley.